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News NEC announces new phase-change cooler

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 3 May 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    sounds great, sounds far off
     
  3. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    interesting indeed! Shame the included pic is a old nec cooling system...
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Aye - NEC hasn't released any images of the new system yet.
     
  5. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    The only thing I can say is

    REEEALLY?
     
  6. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    once again NEC excels. If it's cheap i'm buying two!
     
  7. Teknokid

    Teknokid Well-Known Member

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    80% less energy than a high end air cooling system? right.. so that would be 80% less energy than a fan? I dont think so some how...
     
  8. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Impressive claims indeed.
     
  9. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    They might be referring to server racks/hpc systems, which are often like wind tunnels :p
     
  10. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    Ill take 3! One for the cpu and one each for my gpus!
     
  11. Kalcifer

    Kalcifer It’s fun to do the impossible.

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    Sign me up, if this lives up to its promises, I will be getting one, maybe even two.

    I am very interested in which type of micro-compressor they used, anyone know?
     
  12. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, what else boils at 50° Celsius? :D
     
  13. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Will it be like some HSF's that cope well with most chips but struggle with high end hot ones?
     
  14. EdwardTeach

    EdwardTeach New Member

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    sounds like it will take a few years to filter through to the consumer market
     
  15. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    If it's cheaper than watercooling I'm in.
     
  16. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    If it's as good as they say it is they'll make a killing in data centres and similar environments.
     
  17. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Not sure about the 'impressive' reduced power claims, they seem a bit desperate to me considering your average pump uses about 20W plus a few fans which draw next to nothing - even if they used 70% less power this would still only be a saving of less than 18W. Not exactly earth shattering savings when you consider a GTX 480 uses 300W :D. If the vapour needs to evaporate at 50 degrees Celsius for the circulation to kick in, that's already pretty warm so it would be interesting to see how close to ambient one of these could get compared to a high end custom watercooling system.
     
  18. Deadpunkdave

    Deadpunkdave ...why you need a 20-sided die

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    Again, i think the efficiency angle is for server rooms where a 70% saving could save significant money.
     
  19. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Two questions about phase change coolers.

    C5H12 Pentan (Boils at) 36°C (ignites at) 309°C
    C6H14 Hexan (Boils at) 69°C (ignites at) 240°C

    First: What fluid is used in the "VaporX" coolers?

    secondly, in a normal ATX-case the graphicscart is placed "Upside down".
    Wouldn't the gas phase be at the hot point (die), and the fluid phase at the cold cooler side?)
     
  20. Autti

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    NEC discover how fridges work.
    Good work. :)

    Bit cynical but how can't you be with such claims.
     
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